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's norah o'donnell and "time magazine's" rick stengel. "time magazine" has this cover, is america still number one? nobody knows, job growth is on the right path right now but if we don't cut the debt, will america's greatness end, and if we don't invest in education and research, will greatness end? decade after decade, we relearn that the american belief in our strength tends to be self sulfilling and presidents to speak to that faith in the future tend to lead there and those who speak to worry don't do as well. jimmy carter, 1979. >> the erosion of our confidence in the future is threatening to destroy the social and the political fabric of america. >> the 2012 race will test president obama's ability to inspire confidence, optimism in the future in the face of increasing global rivalries. there's a big partisan divide on this and nbc's last poll, 39% of democrats said the country's in decline, just 39%. but look at this jump. 58% of independents and 69% of republicans who live in the same country think we're in decline. rick, big differential there. how will this play out as we pic
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. i have been talking about the perfect storm for several years now. perfect storm is all of the forces in the world that want to take america down and capitalism and the western way of life. extremists, communists, iran, all of them. the border, the debt, for lack of trust, energy, war, terror, political correctness, islamic extremism. financial problems. the enemies within, which i just added last week, and now i'm going to add another one. all of these things are happening. and we can deal with maybe a combination of a couple of them but they are all happening at once. that is going to pose the biggest threat to the united states, the one we have ever faced. even civil war i don't think was as tough as this one is. then you have gas prices and food prices skyrocketing. a global recession. these things happening altogether. it's just not good. i want to show you something that i saw very few outlets mention this yesterday. news outlets except for fox talked about it. and it was a lead, it was broken i think by the "washington times." maybe you caugh
ourselves in to, most americans are alike, most americans respect the freedom of the republic of america. it is different. it is unique. it is a country that is different from the rest of the world. freedom and it will be we do respect. we also respect the rules of the game, most americans just want something that is fair and honest. that is why we've worked it out. we duked it out oh the battlefield of ideas as george washington said, then we went to the voting booth. we have no problem losing as long as it's fair and honest. we learned last election from our president, in his words, elections have consequences. but unfortunately now just like our financial industry we are teaching our children yet again to run away from the consequences of an election or your own actions, we have to stop teaching that because that is not what americans do. wneits a lot of hard working union members do either. tonight i want to talk to you about where we're headed and who we are and the choices we have to make. i want to talk regular hard working americans, union or not, it doesn't matter because i don'
've got the latest. >>> america's most wanted. it's been called the crime that changed america. before he was a famous tv host, his son was brutally murdered. the crime never solved until now. we go inside the adam walsh killing. >>> and, apple's juice? we're on the scene as the company roms out another slimmer, lighter gizmo. so, how low can they go? tonight, we size up apple, by the numbers. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," march 2nd, 2011. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and we begin tonight with another difficult chapter in the very public struggles of actor charlie sheen. last night, police removed his twin sons from his care after his estranged wife filed a restraining order against him. in an interview with abc earlier this week, sheen, one of four children himself, said he wasn't worried about his kids being negati negatively impacted by his lifestyle in all of this. i can say, hey, kids, your dad's a rock star, the actor said. here's andrea canning with the latest. >> rep
in germany. >>> and, made in america. the family who said we could take away everything in their house made overseas, stunned by the truth. tonight, we show them how it looks when we buy only from workers right here at home. >>> good evening. they are our parents, our neighbors and we learned today that by the millions they are vulnerable to a kind of invisible elder abuse. it was all brought home by the original all-american kid in the old time movies, mickey rooney, who is now 90 years old. he silenced the room on capitol hill of his story of financial abuse, bullying and shame. adding, if it can happen to him, it can happen to anyone. and abc's claire shipman watched it all today. chair claire? >> reporter: diane, it is estimated that as many as 3.5 million americans are victims of elder abuse. it does have a broad definition. it can be physical abuse, it might be neglect, it might be sheer theft, which is what mickey rooney talked about in his wrenching testimony, where he said all of them can cause devastating psychological consequences. he plays to the crowd wherever he goes. a dashin
. why is he suing cbs? >>> and made in america. a family is stunned when we go through their house searching for u.s. products. all about creating more american jobs. >>> good evening. we begin tonight with a u.s. exclusive, moammar gadhafi. the flamboyant and brutal dictator at the center of the firestorm in libya. today our christiane amanpour became the only american reporter to sit with gadhafi. he refused to acknowledge libyan protesters. he laughed at demands that he step down, even as anti-government forces rage across his country. so let's go right away to christiane in tripoli. good evening, christiane. you sat right across from the man. the whole world is wondering what he'll do next. what did you hear? reporter: well, diane, i see he was relaxed and focused, determined to tell his side of the story. he exhibited no sense of a siege mentality. on the other hand, he remains incapable of realizing that in this country there is an uprising against him. colonel gadhafi emerged from the first of a convoy of cars, greeting us at a beachfront restaurant as the sun set over the m
will be back doing auditions with you on america's got talent in the next few weeks. do a quick fist -- >> i'm not touching your water. i know we're on the air. i'd like to be banned now. >> he'll be back. that's it for us tonight and the end of howie mandel's career. >>> piers, thanks. the battle for libya is sin tense phiing, as america considers military action in that country. moammar gadhafi continues to claim victories that do not exist. gadhafi's latest claims, versus the facts on the ground. gadhafi claims they've taken this city of mizrada. you're going to hear from a man who's pinned down there. the small arms and molotov cocktails. they have nothing to fight with, he says, and nothing left to lose. the man you are going to hear from tonight says he's preparing to die. preparing for another fight like the one they had this weekend. [ gunfire ] >> gadhafi continues to spin stories to the world. in a new interview, he claims the uprising is not happening, and cities have been held captive by a few dozen al qaeda fighters, and he claims only small numbers of people have died. >> trans
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in wisconsin with time running out. tonight, is there a deal to end the standoff? >>> america at the crossroads. all week long our reports here on america's changing economy. tonight, are we keeping up in the search for the next big thing? >>> and the winner is -- the good, the bad and the ugly at this year's oscars. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the situation in libya is now a lot more serious where the u.s. is concerned. u.s. navy ships are being readied for a number of possible options here including possibly enforcing a no-fly zone. moammar gadhafi spoke again today on two television networks an interview the u.s. immediately called delusional. all this time the forces against him are closing in. we begin tonight with this elevation in the urgency on the part of the u.s. and others, and our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evenin
't planning to return anytime soon. >> america takes sides in the showdown over unions and the idea of collective bargaining. >> the polls are turning against the governor even after republicans unleash tv attacks on the workers. >> stop obama and his union bosses today. >> rude protesters -- >> unbelievable. the tension's beginning to mount. >> that guy just hit me. so just to let you know. >> these custodians and elementary school teachers are authoritarian thugs. >> i look in their eyes, there is hate in their eyes. >> how many are professional left-wingers and how many are just regular folks? >> you get a lot of out of towners. a lot of people are bused in. >> shocking footage from madison, wisconsin. they're not only busing in people from out of state. they're also busing in palm trees. >> the type of people who are coming after us with every live shot here, these people hate. >> the hate you that get from these demonstrators, you can see it in their faces. >> these teachers are getting violent. no surprise, given their unfettered access to craft scissors. >> not all republican
america, gun-toting. doesn't this sound like obama saying they cling to guns and religion. >> all this stuff about the tea partiers, americans, evangelicals, that's a typical day at the white house. what no one seems to be talking about was, these guys who came and in the fantastic james o'keefe video and said they were part of the muslim brotherhood in america. wait, a second, npr was going to take five million dollars from the muslim brotherhood, a terrorist organization. what if they were sitting down with al-qaeda? i think we need the fbi to investigate npr and their agreement to take five million dollars from a terrorist organization, operating in america. >> sean: let me go to this one tape where this was vivian, i believe -- no i'm sorry an npr executive. they used to describe themselves as national palestinian radio. let's roll this tape. >> sean: that was the ron schiller one. the pro-zionist view that they own the newspapers, obviously. playing into a false narrative caricature and anti-semitic view. >> of course it is anti-semitic. he's sitting with who he thinks are me
. as much as i understand there's passion in america that's great. in the end, i believe that those at least some of those state senators will come back. if we fail to pass this bill tuesday we lose 165 million dollars worth of savings. if we continue down that path we start seeing lay-offs. >> sean: tomorrow the governor plans to layout his budget proposal. as officials begin to prep the capitol, protesters are refusing to leave the building. as those on the left continue to obstruct the democratic process a new narrative is emerging out of wisconsin. even the "washington post" is acknowledging this is not about unions versus scott walker. the paper makes it clear this is now about government workers versus american taxpayers. to be sure this is a battle that unions cannot win. with analysis the author with his wife of the new book which hits bookstores tomorrow, it is called "revolt how to defeat obama" dick morris is back. i think the best book you have -- book you have written. it continues to go on and now the liberal media gets it right. the taxpayers who foot the bill for these benefi
's lacking from you on "america's got talented." >> you were tweeting her butt is big. >> her friends are here now. >> i love her big butt. i want to cut to the quick now. we've never had five before. what do you make of charlie sheen? let's have a little chat about sheen. julie? >> let me just say this. >> turn to you because your husband happens to run cbs and just fired him. >> let me say this. minutes ago, backstage in your green room, lea asked me would this be a good time to ask to bring back "the king of queens." i said, lea, no comment. >> you don't get involved in this. what's your personal view of charlie? >> i have no comment on it. >> no view of him? >> i do but i have no view on the show about it. >> aren't you allowed to talk about it? no? >> i just think it would be -- it wouldn't be right for any of us to comment about it. i think it's -- >> don't be ridiculous! >> i'm not being ridiculous. >> it's the biggest story in town. >> not to us. we haven't talked about it not once. >> none of you talked about charlie sheen? >> we have not spoken about him on the show not once
this is a stain on america. >> an absolute stain on america. i want to talk about a brilliant quote that is attributed to the israeli and very wise man. and i'm sure you will agree with it. if you are young and not liberal you have no heart. if you are old and not conservative, you have no brain. i think it is very true. what makes america great is it lets young people vote. what makes places like china suck is there is no clue what is going on. >> but these people -- you realize these people can vote. they just have to vote where they are from. >> but you are saying you are franchising them. i come from a country where there are university towns. it didn't mean margaret thatcher didn't get in. she still got in. >> here is the reason. we are not disenfranchising, they just have to go where they live. because, and i will direct this to you, matt, why should citizens living in their town be subjected to the consequences of outsiders voting? if some kid comes in and votes for a higher tax and then goes back home, you have to pay the tax. >> exactly. we -- you talk over this town and de
on his highly public shenanigans. the question, how long will america pay attention? >> reporter: it's not funny anymore. from his endless on-line rants. >> winning! >> reporter: to raising a machete in mock triumph on a rooftop. charlie sheen has become a run away train. on monday afternoon cbs had enough. they fired sheen. in an e-mail obtained by tmz the network executive told the actor's attorneys, your client has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill. so far society has witnessed seemingly every second of sheen's meltdown. >> it's like watching a train wreck. we see the train rounding the corner, two wheels on the tracks, if it doesn't crash soon we'll go to something else. >> reporter: unless sheen follows his downward spiral with a successful recovery. at one point robert downey jr. and britney spears were so down and out it seemed unlikely they could ever bounce back. today downey jr. is riding a wave of successful box office crashes and living a successful life. and spears had some huge hits and a comeback tour. >> he needs serious p
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announcer ] what if you could combine america's most advanced fiber optic network with america's most loved mobile device? wouldn't that be something? control your tv, manage your dvr remotely and with a flick of a finger, send pictures straight to your flatscreen with the fios app for iphone. to get more from your iphone, wherever you are, you need verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. a network ahead. the battle over samm sex marriage in maryland oves to the house of delegates. delegates. 3 last thursday, .../ áátheáá... senate 21.../// ááapproving áá.../ the measure.../ áágivingáá.../ same sex couples .../ full.../ marraige rights in maryland....// áádelegateáá.../ emmitt burns .../ is... a staunch opponent.../ of... same sex... marriage. 3 3 "many of the legislators, african americans.................d on'' see how they can vote &pfor it." 3 3 now we'll look back and people will say what was the big deal." deal." 3 if.../ the house... approves the
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not the federal reserve. from new york, good night, america. [ applause ] >> that is an awful pun. how do you live with yourself? >> you tweeted that earlier today. >> i sure did. >> you are a maze of pain and apathy. >> i apologize for nothing. >> go away. i said go away. >>> let's welcome our guest. she is so british that big ben asks her for the time. i am here with imogen lloyd webber. she is so cute that strawberry short cake sleeps in imogen lloyd webber pajamas. and he is the man from steely dan, the ruby from the due be. the legend dairy musician, jeff "skunk" baxter. he knows tunes like i know prunes. i am not ashamed to say that. and for him the final four refers to his teeth. my repulsive sidekick, bill shultz. and he is the gov that everyone loves. sitting next to me, the former arkansas governor mike huckabee. he hosts "huckabee" named after him. it is saturday, which i will be on, and sunday, which i will be on. if you don't own a copy of his book, i want nothing to do with you or your ugly face. and he is an aging crank with sales in the tank. good to see you, pinch
you to listen to what michael moore had to say in wisconsin. >> america is not broke. contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you will give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great grandparents had, america is not broke. >> wisconsin was not broke until you pushed through some corporate tax cuts that created the financial picture you have now. >> what? what came up with that? >> to michael moore's point, what his point is that america is not broke if you use a reasonable revenue collection system and tax system, america would not be broke and wisconsin would not be broke without the tax giveaways. >> come on. there states that have similar debt that the state has $3.6 billion racked up over eight years of democrat governors and democrat legislature. that's not true. everybody knows that's not true. the stimulus money is the only thing that helped bail out the state across this nation two years ago. it's not available this time. it's real. if we don't do something about it, the bond and the debt rating, everything associated with wisc
. that means that governors like wisconsin's scott walker are targeting america's teacher, firefighters, judges and cops. mr. walker unveils his plan to close a $3.6 billion deficit. bear this mind, all of this while washington continues stunningly along with the u.s. media, i might add, to turn a blind eye to mounting evidence of recklessness and outright fraud on wall street. that fraud, the one responsible for the massive spike in unemployment, the massive decline in the value of u.s. housing, you add those two things together, that's what they call revenue in the government. your tax revenue is driven by the value of your housing stock and the level of economic activity employment in your state and in your country. so shame on all of us to indulge a system that would torpedo the foundation of american finance, housing and unemployment. let those who cause the problem off scot-free and then try and take it out on the teachers. the man who helped to uncover so much of this evidence is on this very program yesterday afternoon. >> all over this country $11 trillion of wealth wiped out. 27 milli
.com. >>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, march 4th. and this morning, president obama comes out swinging. saying, it's time for gadhafi to go. and do new jobs numbers point to a real bounce for our economy? >>> the sex scandal and the star college basketball player. this morning, school officials speak out about the policy spotlight just before march madness. >>> and meet wall-e, the wonder puppy. the pound tried to kill him twice and he wouldn't die. and he's here this morning. >>> a big night for little lady gaga. we were on stage with her when she met her idol. ♪ i was born this way >>> goosebumps is right. that was something. maria aragon. you met her here last week. and last night in toronto, she sang with lady gaga. she danced. and made lady gaga cry one more time. >> she held her own. we'll bring that up. >>> but a dramatic night last night in the standoff of wisconsin. the state capitol completely cleared of demonstrators for the first time in 17 nights. now, thousands of state workers, bracing themselves for thousands of st
american consumers in a very real way. welcome to "america live." i'm megyn kelly. the fighting is getting more intense in libya now. the president warned of possible military action now involving the u.s. >> the violence that's been taking place and perpetrated by the government in libya is unacceptable. i want to send a clear message to those that are around colonel qaddafi. it is their choice to make how they operate moving forward. they will be held accountable for whatever violence continues to take place there. megyn: leland vittert joins us streaming live. he is there on the ground. leland? >> reporter: we just got back from the frontlines where the rebels have been pinned down, not only by qaddafi ambush, but by qaddafi's air force. we were there and they have been able to move out. the problem for the rebels is not only can they not make any effort on the ground against qaddafi's forces, but there is not much they can do about his air force. >> there went another r.p.g. you can see it right down there. incredible amount of firepower. you can see they're trying to shoot down one of
become in america. polarized or awesome? seriously i'm asking because i don't know. another thing i would like to know, are owls camera shy? >> quite the contrary. you never see an owl in doors. andrea, what does this tell us about america? >> well, you said that it is polarizing. every has gone crazy. they are just a bunch of idiots. although there are a lot of similarities. they get their message out on the internet. i know you are getting nervous. >> no, i am digging this. >> they both take to the web when they push out their messages, and they are both largely in support of female candidates. they go out and scout their talents, true? >> that is true. very cogent point. thank god i took a sedative. good to see you. >> i think you messed up the name a little bit. >> i uh pop. - i apologize for that. >> you knew you would do it. >> i thought about it and i always do that and screw it up. >> that sounds like a delicious soda. >> it is a chocolate, highly-decaffeinated drink. >> it is all good. >> how would a sheen presidency appear to you? what do you think it would be like? >> i don't t
>>> good morning, america. and spring's wild weather. snow blankets the northeast this morning. blizzard conditions in the midwest. and tornadoes tear through four states. >>> there's breaking news from japan this morning. nuclear fallout. radiation, now, poisoning tokyo's tap water. officials warning the water supply's unsafe for babies. plus, new images from inside the evacuation zone. the first picture and the story they tell this morning. >>> a miniature train speeding out of control, caught on tape. young children and their parents thrown from the runaway train. this morning, the father of one of the victims speaks out. >>> you might have heard about the backstage blowup. what really happened? robin's interview with chris brown making headlines this morning. what happened when the cameras stopped rolling? the latest, on "gma." >>> and we do say, good morning, america. another quiet day here at "gma." >> dawn of a new day. >> we'll get into the chris brown story in great detail later this morning. let's talk about the weather. >> the weather is always safe. so much warmer h
to transform america. you are in many ways saying you want to transform america. >> i think president obama wants to change america into a different country. i want to renew the american dream that all of us are endowed by our creator with certain alien able rights. we have the right to pursue happiness. i want to make sure everybody has a chance to create wealth. if somebody hasn't create it you can redistribute it. i saw him today talking about how no school is going to fail. the sad fact is, his administration backs things like the new york city union which wants to fire the 5,000 most newest most aggressive, most energetic, most dedicated teachers on behalf of mediocrity. i think we ought to be clear, if you want people not to fail you better have a standard of measuring success. you better have a standard of encouraging people to do their best. the president unfortunately backs bureaucracies that guarantee we are not going to you can seed. >> sean: we you have -- we you have a 14 trillion debt by the time the next president gets in it will be around 18 trillion, how do you with numbers
in america by real people who were mad and wanted to stick up for themselves. that's the real heart of america. that's the message that wisconsin is sending to the rest of the country. >>> all right. now, let me bring in our first guest. he is wisconsin state senator john urpenbulk. these events might have heartened you? >> thank for having me on. i think you might be right. i'm trying to put in my mind the timeline. over the weekend there was a weekend meeting in south beloy, illinois, lovely this time of year, and then last night the governor has a press conference with the majority leader just slamming us for whatever reason, we don't understand it. now today the governor releases the e-mails, so i know the governor has had basically about three press conferences for every meeting he sent staff to, so we're trying to figure out if he does or doesn't want to negotiate. we really don't know yet, but senate democrats will put together a piece of legislation and get it introduced tonight or tomorrow, essentially a clean slate. obviously we're a little confused, they may be confused,
the teen sensation is calling america evil. oh, baby. >> fox and friends starts right now. ♪ >> good morning everybody. thanks for joining us. we have a lot to show you. some very, very cool innovative new inventions that clayton has found. did you find this at ted? >> they talked about this at the figu big conference. >> big famous ted conference. >> in one minute we are going to preview this incredible invention. >> 3-d printing. image being at your house and actually printing something out that is an object like a shoe or a hat. we are going to be making a human ear. the incredible change. this is going to change the way we do business in america. >> i will have an on list. >> we have a showdown on capitol hill in the budget. it is heating up. this time they unveil their plan to cut $6.5 billions in the next 7 months. will lawmakers find middle ground between republican and democratic proposals before this march 18th deadline rolls around. >> we are live in washington with the details. >> $4 billion that's already been cut from this year's budget. the president had to do that or r
. the house homeland security committee will look at the impact the jihad is having in america. many on the left are appalled calling com king joseph mccarthy and demonizing people who favor the hearings. writing in the "new york times" today american university professor akbar ahmed says he has researched the attitudes of muslim americans and has found a great amount of fear, quote: adding to their sense of being unfairly singled out were commentators in the news media talking as if it were open season on muslims. bill o'reilly compared the koran to hitler's mein kampf unquote. the professor's statement is totally misleading out of context. we criticized the university of north carolina's professor who. ed to require, require incoming freshman who read a book explaining the koran. in the body of that discussion i said this: >> i wouldn't read the book and i will tell you why i wouldn't have read mein kampf. if i were going to the university and you would have said read it, i would have said professor with all due respect shove it. i'm not reading it i have looked at the koran. i hav
two weeks we get more cuts. >> that's tough to say. it is destroying america. it is not a coincidence that gold hit an all-time high today. >> sean: what is it? >> it is nearing $1500 an ounce. record high our currency continues to devalue. this is a growing problem. american people have acknowledged it. we are not doing anything about it. >> sean: are we showing the world that we are now trying to get ahold of our debt? >> we are destroying america run out of control debt. skyrocketing deficits. the debt ceiling -- if we start paying down interest it will be larger than discretional spending. the real win is that for these two weeks, they were able to cut two billion dollars out of spending. not decrease the growth of government. four billion dollars in two weeks of continuing the government. that's a lot of money. >> sean: four billion here and there, i'll take it. here's the problem, people don't realize this is last year's budget. they had a democratic house and senate and democratic president, they weren't responsible enough to pass a budget. now we are doing this. why is this ba
roasted, honey bunches of oats! >>> the republicans want you to believe that america is broke. they want you to believe things have so bad there's no other option but their draconian cuts. >> we're broke. broke going on bankrupt. >> we have to reform medicare. it costs too much and it's going to bankrupt us. >> because obama care will bankrupt the country. >> just because we followed grea greece into democracy does not mean we need to follow them into bankruptcy. >> false, false, false, false, false, false. it's all fall. we're not broke, nor are we going bankrupt. i'm not the only one who thinks this. michael moore and bloomberg news both agree that america is nowhere near broke. here's more in wisconsin over the weekend. >> america is not broke. not by a long shot. the country is awash in wealth and cash! it's just that it's not in your hands! it has been transferred in the greatest heist in history from the workers and consumers into the banks and portfolios of the uber rich. >> now, that's totally true. and republicans say we face financial ruin because we're in debt. but bloomberg s
rate in nearly two years. those remarks come in a speech on one of america's most daunting problems, our underperforming schools, the event held at the senior high school, what the president will out the as a comeback story, that school one of the hundreds of low-performing schools receiving federal money to turn things around. the most interesting twist here is that former florida governor, jeb bush, is joining the president here today. does that mean no jeb in 2012? with us for prix and prospeech comments are john highland, national political columnist with new york magazine and msnbc contributor dave weigel. jeb bush, arm in arm with barack obama after saying some harsh things in the past when obama is taking shots at his brother. what do you make of that? >> it's interesting the education reform is one of those issues that to some extent is come to transcend the normal partisan divisions that keep people from being on stage together normally. so you see people -- joan kline, the former school chancellor here was a big fan of jeb bush's. jeb bush is a big fan of arnie duncan's. s
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